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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 58,474 People

    Im not sure whats wrong,

    maybe its just that I dont really have anyone to share my happiness with anymore. A couple days ago I got an email from a woman telling me she wanted to post a featured ad in her magazine about my website. I was so happy and so excited but that all died when the work began...
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 34 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    My Inner Monster

    Depression has shadowed my life since I was 13 years old in middle school. I would experience strong waves of sadness that I couldn't comprehend at the time. I suffer from seasonal depression (it's the worst during the winters for me personally because without as much sunlight...
    sunnygirl93 sunnygirl93 18-21, F 16 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    How can I believe in myself,

    when no one else believes in me
    ellelinkin ellelinkin 26-30, F 9 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    And it is the hardest battle I will ever be

    faced with. This beast has prevented me from getting out of bed, from having friends and making new relationship, and from loving myself. But together, all of us that face this battle can band together and know that we are not alone. Though many people will tell us to get over...
    mjme26 mjme26 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 91 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 34 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 12 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I feel good today. I know there r ups n downs

    every day n my down time is getting shorter each time. I m getting out of depression :)
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Yea.. I am fighting severe depression.

    . I absolutely hate this. I've been bullied a lot at school so much and I just want to end my life... I have been in depression for 2-3 years now and I don't know how much more I can take...
    allie1353 allie1353 13-15, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Today was a really bad day.

    I thought I was going to commit suicide. I thought I had a monster inside me. But now I'm more stable and feel better
    LucyPerez LucyPerez 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 205 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 23 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    brokenglass299 brokenglass299 18-21, F 6 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 16 Responses Mar 18

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    30 Things to Start Doing

    for Yourself #1. Start spending time with the right people. – These are the people you enjoy, who love and appreciate you, and who encourage you to improve in healthy and exciting ways. They are the ones who make you feel more alive, and not only embrace who you are now, but...
    WeBePeasants WeBePeasants 22-25 21 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 12

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    I have lost all motivation

    and cannot live. I don't know what to do. No one understands my problem.Everybody thinks its strange or I am not being honest.
    HopefullyThirdTimeLucky HopefullyThirdTimeLucky 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    I battle depression daily.

    I mainly use anger as an outlet to diffuse it. Anger is a way I cope with depression and it triggers me to do positive things. Being depressed is not an option for me. I refuse to give in to it, so I get angry. I stay angry and I use anger to fuel me to accomplish what I need to...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    My problem becomes so bad

    that I face my surroundings. My entire life I was forcing on what people had then what I didn't had. I battle depression because I feel more left over and my friends are in their life's I feel no wants me. My family makes me feel like **** they're just telling me look at your...
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    Everything in this world is cruel.

    We are sent here to suffer and suffer only
    HopefullyThirdTimeLucky HopefullyThirdTimeLucky 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    It's mildly awkward when you pour your heart

    out on here and no one comments or hearts it or anything. I'm like, "**** I must be real ****** up." Lol
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    **** depression I battle myself

    and it always ends up a draw
    Fuckyouall247 Fuckyouall247 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Everything has been so crazy lately.

    I don't even know where to begin. I have been so down lately. I will start with I'm currently about six weeks pregnant. I am not happy about it. I have been going through everything alone. I haven't had any help from anyone. Nobody has been there for me at all. Courtland the...
    Strawberrycreme234 Strawberrycreme234 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 14 Responses Mar 4

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 28 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I just need to write my feelings down to handle

    with them. We'll, pretty much every night I get panic attacks, where I can't really control the emotions of my body. I get so terribly sad, and start breathing uncontrollably. Some nights I loose it and want to cut again. I try so hard to be happy and be myself again, but I...
    wxnbz4713 wxnbz4713 18-21, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    A Little Rant:

    I don't think a lot of people know the difference between being sad and having depression. I keep seeing on here that some people are so "depressed" today. I think they meant they where sad. Depression doesn't just last a few hours or a few days, no depression says for months and...
    Demonicfemale Demonicfemale 16-17, F 9 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 12 Responses Feb 14

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Depression:The Misunderstood Illness

    uhhhhhhhh i dont really have a story haha but ill try im 26 and i feel like im 90 i feel like ive lived too long up until the fall of 2002 i was pretty happy and social and was picked on quite a bit in high school and never stood up for myself really i was a punching bag and a...
    bv1986 bv1986 26-30, M 35 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    Okay so I am 16, I did work from home,

    babysitting my baby brother for £100 a week for my mum. I go to my boyfriends every weekend and I stay at home in the week to work. Last weekend I was at my boyfriends and me and my mum had a huge argument over something stupid and it got blown out or proportion and we both...
    worthlesslife97 worthlesslife97 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Not currently but I've felt hopeless

    and worthless before and I've definitely felt like I should just end it all, but I talked to people and it helped me to get through and that's why I'm still here. I just wish everyone knew they had someone close to talk to. Your life is precious, never forget that.
    BBBritPlease BBBritPlease 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Did You Hurt Yourself?

                Someone has told me. " When you were harmed, I recommend you try….Try to pick a stone and Carry it and squeeze It! Squeeze it! Squeeze it tightly!  And then he smiled and asked me " is it hurt? "             Nothing can harm you, except you harm...
    FreakTurtle FreakTurtle 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    It's been almost 3 months

    since my ex bf broke up with me and my life has changed. Forcing me to rely on myself in this loss my depression seemed to slowly lessen from the worse of it. Oddly enough I found it in myself to really look deep and forgive myself. It's been such a hard journey of self worth...
    ezstevie ezstevie 26-30, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Depression is like drowning,

    but you see everybody breathing around you.
    Thatbrokengirl1 Thatbrokengirl1 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm depressed, because I just broke up with my

    future husband. We were planning to get married but I broke up with hime because I live in my parents dreams and my family expectations. I'm not happy with my life at all. But what makes me happy sometimes is when I make my parents smile and glad that I can do good in my studies...
    NatalyCavalli NatalyCavalli 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    As you may have read in a different EP area I

    was in an abusive relationship. The relationship has been in the forefront of my mind lately eating at me. And so, I want to share something that happened. That haunts me to this day. [graphic/tw rape/abuse] We were in his bedroom and for whatever reason he hit me. He then went...
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'm thinking of posting my sample final letter

    here but I think that might be too heavy for some people.
    Yerbamate Yerbamate 26-30, M 6 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 19 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I am so tired of burying good people .

    I think its why I don't bother to try and make friends or be more out going . Yesterday ( 4/18/14 ) good Friday we attended a dinner in honor of a great friend ( she was 100 times better person than I will ever be on my best day ) . She had uterine cancer, she fought it for...
    ghostintherain ghostintherain 41-45, M 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I was in a relationship with this girl

    for 3 and a half years. She saved my life when I was suicidal, and when at my lowest point she made me smile ear to ear. The holes in my heart didn't feel like holes anymore she.... she made me happy. This was the girl I wanted to spend the rest of my life with she loved me for...
    TheHelpingHand TheHelpingHand 18-21, M 11 Responses Jan 1

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Aaaand it's official.

    I'm rock bottom. One of my only friends left came into town, wanted to say hi. I ignored him knocking at my window until he left. The thought of just seeing him made me panic. I pushed one of the last people in my life out. I'm drunk at 3 pm....it's just.... Oh well.
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 6 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Emptiness i havent taken my meds

    for a couple of days now.. i feel like a zombie.. absolutely numb, with no desire to do anything.. can't get out of bed.. i spent most of my day in bed.. i was needed outside.. but i didnt go.. i missed my french class.. all i could do was just eat carbs.. like it was my only...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I just broke up with my boyfriend.

    He didnt do anything.. but I am screwed up and soon he will be going into the navy. I know that if anything ever happened to him it would be the last straw. I couldnt live after that. I didnt even tell him why. I didnt want to do it. I love him so much.. but he deserves better.
    xBriarRoseRedx xBriarRoseRedx 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 16

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    Is Numbness a Sign of Depression?

    hello to everyone, ive suffered from depression in the past i think part of me has accepted that its part of my makeup, u have good periods and bad periods like everyone else but ours is different, its like a black cloud that appears suddenly or can take a long time to appear...
    LeeAnn LeeAnn 26-30, F 69 Responses Jul 31, 2007

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    Fighting Depression On Daily Basis

    Keep up !!! Move some energy around!!! Live style!!!   I was born depressed. I didn't knew that in the beginning, but there was always something. Today, I know I wasn't so happy then. I used to think that I am but I was not. I was living in my own world alone - detached and...
    Bolek Bolek 41-45, M 9 Responses May 24, 2012

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I don't think people understand how frustrating

    it is to be asked, "what's wrong?" when you don't even know.
    carissamae carissamae 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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